Pre-Owned Robert Bigio Grenadilla Flute Headjoint
- Workshop Approved
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All our pre-owned, ex-demo and ex-display instruments are checked, set up or serviced in our workshop prior to sale*.
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- Purchase price: £750.00
- Deposit: £75.00
- Amount of credit: £675.00
- 12 monthly payments of: £61.98
- Total repayable: £818.72
- Duration of agreement: 12 months
- Rate of interest (fixed): 19.9%
- Representative APR: 19.9%
UK residents only, age restrictions apply. Credit is provided subject to status. Credit is provided by external finance companies as determined by Just Flutes.
Upgrading your headjoint
Changing the headjoint on your flute can be a useful way of customising the instrument to your liking, improving tonal depth, articulation, flexibility and response. The headjoint is the voicebox of the flute, and could be said to be the most important part of the flute. Two key factors in sound production are the material the headjoint is made from and, more importantly, the "cut".
Searching for the perfect headjoint can become an incurable disease! Many people know that they are unhappy with their present headjoint but don't know why; they then end up trying hundreds of heads and never really know which is an improvement and which isn't. Make sure you know which areas of your sound or response are lacking, and seek advice if you're not sure; then concentrate on headjoints which improve these aspects without losing the things you DO like. Second opinions are always nice, but remember that it is YOU who has to play on the headjoint, so don't choose one that you aren't happy with just because someone else likes the sound!
"I have developed my headjoints over many years to produce a rich, dark sound that blends well with other instruments yet is capable of enough power for solo playing. Most of my headjoints are made of wood (usually African Blackwood, but occasionally other woods), although I do also make headjoints in silver, gold and platinum. I have made wooden headjoints with silver or gold inserts in the embouchure, as well as silver and gold headjoints with wooden lip- plates.
My thinned headjoints are made from one piece of wood, with the lip- plate carved by hand. I now make thinned wooden headjoints for alto flutes, and I continue to make wooden headjoints for piccolos"
This headjoint is in good overall condition, with a couple of minor cosmetic marks. There is a filled chip on the rear of the lip plate, and another on the back of the body tube, These are purely aesthetic and do not affect the sound or ease of play of the headjoint.
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- Fully handmade headjoint
- Grenadilla-wood for a clear sound with excellent projection
- Zirconium stopper for enhanced response
- Includes tenon sleeve to go on the outside (fitted to a Rudall Carte)
- This headjoint can be fitted to most makes of flute. Please note that it may need to be adjusted to fit your instrument. There is no charge for this.
Item DetailsItem number: C123273 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Manufacturer: Robert Bigio
Model number: Grenadilla
Category: Pre-Owned Flute Headjoints
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